For the second straight day, the New York Mets looked like a deflated baseball team as they were swept by the last-place Miami Marlins. They were shut out for the second straight game and managed just two hits on the afternoon, which is an improvement over yesterday’s one-hit effort, at least.
It’s hard to fault Noah Syndergaard for today’s 3-0 loss. The Mets’ right-hander pitched seven strong innings and needed just 82 pitches to get there. He was charged with two earned runs, which was more runs than can be expected from the slumbering Mets offense. Thor was perfect through four and faced one above the minimum through five. He finally blinked in the sixth and allowed a run to score on a Curtis Granderson double play. A second run scored in the seventh on a Miguel Rojas sacrifice fly.
To say the Mets’ offense was terrible would be far too kind. The team managed two hits—both off the bat of J.D. Davis— against Sandy Alcantara, who tossed a complete game while needing just 89 pitches. The Mets didn’t put any sort of rally together until the eighth inning. Every time the team got any men on base, they were promptly erased by a double play. It was the first time since 1967 that the Mets had back-to-back losses where they picked up two hits or less in each game.
The one silver lining was that the game was over in under two hours.
Full recap to follow.
GameThread Roll Call
Nice job by MookieTheCat; his effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.
- MookieTheCat: 116
- MetsFan4Decades: 100
- John Oldnrude: 59
- Allison McCague: 46
- JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 41
- doctor prancer: 40
- Gina: 35
- LouMonte7: 28
- AnneInFlushing: 25
- FlushtownFandom: 22